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New Adebisi Shank – ‘International Dreambeat’

New Adebisi Shank – ‘International Dreambeat’

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Taken from their second album This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank (well.. what else did you think it was going to be called?), ‘International Dreambeat’ is the sound of rainbows played on guitars. It’s the theme tune to the inside of Lar, Mick and Vinny’s brain and it kicks off the album in perfect fashion. You can just see the confetti, the parades and crazy Japanese manga characters. Something like this?

The 40-minute album certainly is steeped in Japanese influence from the band’s three tours there. It’s a dizzying album of mostly instrumental music, not really a rock album as such, as the first album was. It’s more varied and sounds like nothing anybody else is doing anywhere. Vocoders, synths, marimbas, guitar riffs that would be comfortable soundtracking a level on a vintage platform game, big drums and even some ’80s basslines. Guests include Conor O’ Brien from Villagers who provides vocals on ‘Europa’ and Jape plays synths on the last track ‘Century City’. The album is released August 20th on The Richter Collective in Ireland, BSM Records in UK and in October on Parabolica Records in Japan. The band have tour dates starting this weekend, listed after the jump.

Adebisi Shank – ‘International Dreambeat’

30 Jul – Stiff Kitten – Belfast
31 Jul – Castlepalooza Festival – Tullamore, Offaly
1st August -Indiependence Festival – Mitchelstown, Cork
5th August – Roisin Dubh – Galway
6th August – Forfey Festival
20th August – Album Launch – Dublin, Whelans

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